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The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of a small number of public institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities. Michigan boasts one of the largest health care complexes in the world, the best university library system in the country, and one of the top five faculties in the country. Over 5,500 undergraduate courses are taught each term in over 100 programs across 17 separate schools and colleges with 588 majors. The students come from all 50 states and over 100 foreign countries.

Rugby took shape on campus in the late 1800’s and is notably the focus of the Michigan Daily’s first printing. As the sport morphed into American football, rugby faded from campus until its revival in 1959. Spearheaded by Bert Sugar, Michigan rugby returned to claim a 10-6 victory over the University of Toronto. As other Midwestern teams formed, competition grew and U of M rose as a prominent team in the region. The team won 65% of their games through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, produced multiple USA representatives, and won multiple Big Ten championships.

As the American collegiate rugby landscape continued to change into the 2000’s and 2010’s, U of M experienced a variety of success as it built towards its current place as a top 25 team in the country. The team comprises over 60 players in a variety of majors, many in engineering. International tours are an important part of team culture with recent trips to France, Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica. The team also prides itself on work in the community, garnering service work awards from the University.

Michigan competes in the Big Ten and is looking to build off its quarterfinal appearance in its inaugural trip to the CRCs in 2014.

Sunday, 31 May
05/31/2015 10:00 AM Cup QF #4PPL Park
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U. of California31 310 Michigan0
Saturday, 30 May
05/30/2015 02:20 PM Pool DPPL Park Stadium
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Michigan29 2910 Texas10
05/30/2015 12:40 PM Pool DPPL Park Stadium
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UCLA12 1217 Michigan17
05/30/2015 10:20 AM Pool DAcademy Field 1
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Arkansas State17 175 Michigan5

Roster

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SURNAMEFIRST NAMESPOSITION
1KastenMattPlayer
2PalledinoJohnPlayer
3CargillAndrePlayer
4BosmaJaredPlayer
5DukerChenningPlayer
6ConzelmannJoelPlayer
7BurnsZachPlayer
8Van HarnColePlayer
9FennoJessePlayer
10Burke-CombsSequoyahPlayer
11ReidJeremyPlayer
12UlmerJordanPlayer
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